In 1998, Ellen DeGeneres‘ sitcom Ellen was canceled after five seasons due to declining ratings. A year later, Wayne Gretzky retired after twenty years of playing in the National Hockey League. Today, DeGeneres is a successful talk show host and Gretzky co-owns and coaches the Phoenix Coyotes. Both SNL hosts—Gretsky in 1989, DeGeneres in 2001—were born on January 26th. Click on the photo to find out who’s older.
Gretzky had seven MVP trophies to his name before DeGeneres made her first appearance on The Tonight Show, but the hockey legend is three years younger than the stand-up comedienne.